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USA Wheelchair Rugby participates in International Wheelchair Rugby Federation events & the Paralympics. Their National Governing body is the Lakeshore Foundation, overseen by the US Olympic Committee.

August 14, 2015 U.S. Wheelchair Team Going For Gold The night we have been waiting for has arrived, as the United States and Canada will play for the first ever wheelchair rugby Gold Medal at the Parapan Am Games. At stake for the winner, is qualification for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. Just two days ago, the Pool game between USA and Canada went into double overtime before the USA won 60-59. A large crowd is expected to watch another thriller. Others will view the match stream at 9pm ET by paralympics.org/live-sport Paralympic Qualification Process…

August 13, 2015 USA Wheelchair Rugby Beats Colombia, Plays For Gold vs. Canada By Doug Coil Today the Parapan Am Games saw Argentina beating Chile in a 5th Place Wheelchair rugby match 56-24. In an earlier Semi-final, Canada won 62-38 against Brazil and now plays the United States for the Gold tomorrow at 8pm ET to be streamed on http://www.paralympics.org/live-sport In the other Semi-final, the United States dispelled Colombia 65-28 to set up a rematch with Canada, who they beat in double overtime 60-59 yesterday in an epic battle. The winner of the Gold Medal match qualifies for the Paralympics.…

August 13, 2015 USA Wheelchair Rugby Wins In Double Overtime Against Canada Photo Lauren Worthington – US Paralympics The USA Wheelchair Rugby Eagles, currently ranked 3rd in the World, completed Pool play at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, undefeated after a double overtime win against previously undefeated Canada, ranked 2nd in the World. These two wheelchair rugby powers are expected to contest for the gold medal Saturday. Their meeting last night in pool play proved to be an epic battle between wheelchair rugby heavyweights. At halftime Canada enjoyed a slim 27-24 lead. The match proved to be a seesaw…

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